Munich-based car rental and ride-hailing firm Sixt will now allow travellers to choose a hybrid or electric vehicle when booking a transfer or limousine service.

The sustainable, CO2-efficient models are available in the UK as well as several other European cities across France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

These include London, Crawley, Edinburgh, Farnborough, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guildford, Heathrow, Luton, Oxford and Reading in Great Britain; Paris, Essonne, Seine-et-Marne, Vexin and Yvelines in France; Berlin, Dresden and Munich in Germany; Milan in Italy; Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Barcelona in Spain; Stockholm in Sweden; Zurich in Switzerland; and Istanbul in Turkey.

Customers can now select the hybrid or fully electric vehicles when booking trips online or via the Sixt app.

Sixt offers customers worldwide a network of taxi, limousine and ride services, with the app offering worldwide access to a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles.

As part of the launch, customers can receive a £10 discount on the total fare when using the voucher code GREEN10 to book a ride in the categories Green, Business Green and Business Green XL (until the end of November).

Melanie Wand, Executive Director of Sixt ride Operations, commented:

“By integrating a hybrid and fully electric vehicle range in SIXT ride, we offer our customers a CO2-reduced option for transfers during holidays, on business trips or in everyday life thus taking a further step towards a comprehensive, sustainable range in the interests of our customers. We see a rise in demand for electromobility in the market and are pleased to be able to meet this with our ride service. Once again, we are putting our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do at SIXT.”

Last month the firm announced plans to pilot a new driverless “robotaxi” service in the Bavarian capital in 2022.

Sixt to launch driverless “robotaxi” service in Munich